Aaron Hernandez murder trial to begin with jury selection
FALL RIVER, MA - Jury selection is set to begin in the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who's charged with killing a semiprofessional football player in 2013.
Hundreds of potential jurors are expected to report to Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River Friday for the first phase of jury selection. Jurors on Friday, Monday and Tuesday will fill out written questionnaires. Later next week, the judge will conduct individual questioning of jurors. Eighteen jurors will be selected.
The entire process is expected to last at least through next week, and it could take longer.
Among those who could be called as witnesses are Patriots coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancée's sister.
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